Gov. Nixon's veto sustained on UN agreement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have sustained the veto of legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies infringing upon private property rights and traceable to Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 is a nonbinding resolution adopted in 1992 by the United Nations that encouraged sustainable development. Its title is a reference to the 21st century, and it encourages changes in global consumption, management and conservation practices.

Senators supported the override 24-6 on Wednesday. It fell short of the needed two-thirds majority in the House, where legislators supported the override 107-53.

Gov. Jay Nixon said the legislation would require a costly analysis by cities and governmental bodies to determine if a zoning ordinance can be traced to the resolution. Supporters say their concern is infringement of personal property rights without due process.

Agenda 21 bill is SB265

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Veto sustained on Missouri unemployment bill

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Veto stands on Missouri work comp database

Additional online resources:

2013 House Roll Calls

2013 Senate Roll Calls

Missouri Legislature

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